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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WPMI) — A Defuniak Springs man pulled over by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office for driving recklessly on State Road 85 is charged with DUI and deputies say the man’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit.
Fountain not interested in Crestview city manager job
By Kaylin Parker | 682-6524 | @kparkercnb | email@example.com CRESVIEW — As the search for the city's first city manager continues, one prominent county official won't be applying: Okaloosa County Commission Chairman Graham Fountain.
CRASH REPORT: Baker plane crash result of possible engine trouble
BAKER — The pilot of a plane who was seriously injured in June 2017 as he tried take off from a local airstrip reported the aircraft “sputtered and hesitated” as it left the runway.
Three first responders sent to hospital after fentanyl exposure during traffic stop
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) -- Three first responders were sent to the hospital for evaluation after they were exposed to fentanyl during a traffic stop in Okaloosa County. Florida Trooper M. Boggan stopped a 2011 Lincoln on State Road 85 on Tuesday for speeding.
Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty
At 9:48 p.m. on Thursday, Jose Jimenez became the 25th person to be executed in the United States in 2018. Jimenez was convicted of a 1992 murder; his execution had originally been scheduled for August, but the Supreme Court of Florida issued a stay that was later lifted.
Florida publisher of conspiracy books faces lawsuit over 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook'
A Crestview man who publishes controversial books for the edification and entertainment of conspiracy theorists has been named in a lawsuit brought by the father of a child killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
Pensacola man sentenced to prison after 2 drug arrests in less than 2 weeks
A 35-year-old Pensacola man has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison on several drug charges stemming from two separate incidents last year. Antonio Holt was sentenced Tuesday by Circuit Judge Stephen Pitre, according to a news release from State Attorney Bill Eddins' office.
Teenager arrested after chase with stolen car, loaded guns
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) -- A teenager is in jail with a list of charges after leading deputies on a chase that ended in Pensacola. Jermaine Jackson, 18, was found with two loaded guns inside a stolen vehicle out of Okaloosa County.
Blind man sues Escambia, Santa Rosa & Oklasooa counties over websites; Escambia fights back
Escambia County is fighting an Americans with Disabilities lawsuit filed by a legally blind Pensacola man over the county's website accessibility. Walter Joseph Beckman filed the lawsuit in federal court in October alleging the county's use of PDF files was not compatible with his screen reader, a m
Deputy cleared in shooting of armed naked man, suspect arrested
JAY — A Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputy, who shot a naked suspect who was armed with a crossbow, will not face charges. Deputy Kevin Dalgleish, who fired a single shot at Glen Phillips on Oct. 20, was found to be reasonable and justifiable for his action, according to a press release from
Gulf Power Harnesses Solar Energy with 1.5 Million Solar Panels in The Panhandle
OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. - Clean, renewable energy is said to be the way of the future and, parts of Northwest Florida are already on board. This year marks a milestone for Gulf Power's solar fields being fully operational.
Report: Driver in triple fatal dangerously impaired
SANTA ROSA BEACH — The driver who struck and killed a Destin couple Aug. 31 had a blood-alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit, according to updated information from the Florida Highway Patrol.
FHP: Driver in Fatal Wreck was Nearly 4 Times Over Legal Limit
Walton County, Fla. - The driver in a fatal crash from Labor Day weekend was nearly four times over the legal limit when drove away from law enforcement officers and caused a crash that killed himself, two people in a separate vehicle and critically injured his passenger, according to a news release
Juvenile arrests increase in Escambia County, bucking state trend of decrease
While juvenile arrests are down for Florida as a whole, Escambia County saw an uptick in juvenile arrests this year, according to new data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
South Walton group wants 'ghost chairs' to vanish
SANTA ROSA BEACH — Empty beach chairs won’toccupy large swaths of the prime Walton County coastline next tourist season if the South Walton Community Council has its way. The council, represented at Tuesday’s County Commission by John Reichenbach, wants to see some pretty drastic changes to the way
Navy Plans to Deactivate F-35s at Eglin Air Force Base
The U.S. Navy is set to deactivate its F-35 Lightning II squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and plans to move operations to Naval Air Station Lemoore, centralizing its Joint Strike Fighter operations out west.
CELEBRATE COMMUNITY: Turner Chevrolet donates $16K to Cops For Kids
CRESTVIEW — Surrounded by police officers, car salesmen, mechanics, office workers and lots of Chevys, the owner of a local car dealership presented a year’s worth of employee contributions to the Crestview Police Department’s annual Cops For Kids program.
Highway 98 closed in both directions after wreck
Traffic is backed up in both directions on U.S. Highway 98 near its intersection with North Holiday Road in South Walton. A dump truck hit a power pole around 8 a.m., according to Corey Dobridnia, spokeswoman for the Walton County Sheriff's Office. The collision left a live power line across all fou
Woman charged with DUI thanks arresting deputy
SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — Deputy Sheriff Raymond Spencer with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is trained to react when he notices something isn't right. That happened recently when he was working at his second job. He witnessed a woman leave a restaurant, cup in hand.